Friday, January 31, 2014

One Thousand Reasons

When life gives a thousand reasons to cry, show the world that YOU have a million reasons to smile.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

New Beginning

Attitude, mindset, resolve that each day can be a new beginning

in fact it is in you, in me and with the rising of the sun

When I keep an affirming mindset the reality follows.  Can you join me on this?

Inspired by a reader: Todd

Monday, January 27, 2014

Mis Takes

During motion pictures each scene is "a take" and we've all seen those clips of "take two" or  more.
Why? Because a Mis Take is part of life, not just in films.

I'm human and making an "oops" is a part of life. It's how we/I react to our mistakes that shows our fortitude.

Making a mistake is also a part of learning. Even Thomas Edison is known to have said "I haven't failed, I just found 10,000 ways that didn't work"

Let's not fear our mistakes but re take what we can,

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Be You

One comment about the Bieber kid.  I wonder if he's really happy with himself?
As for me I won't worry about that or him  I'm focusing on WHO I am.
A gay man, human, tall, handsome and loving to share affirming messages because "It's NOT about me"

As my friend Dani said the other day "looks change, images come and go now I look at the beautiful person I am"

Let's just be us, I'll be me and you be you and odds are we have something remarkable in common

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

This is about YOU

It's not easy 2 train your brain to see what others see.
I've always done things, changed looks etc. all just to re invent my appearance to feel I'm beautiful and still never believed it! 
Now I know I am as beautiful as you are

I'm trying something new now by taking in all the compliments and see if I can continue feeling good about my appearance..... Maybe I can finally break free of the image issue I've battled within myself

Inspired by my dear friend Dani

The Main Thing

With my upcoming move though I've kept upbeat some things about it have been frustrating. 
Like so much of life it's a small thing and I refuse to let small setbacks create havoc.

I often think of Troy Perry when he said, "Keep the main thing the main thing"

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Weird People

Austin Texas has a motto "Keep Austin Weird" and having been there more than a  few times and also  having been a Dallas resident who traveled to Austin to find non usual moments I've adored the motto.

What is weird though? Not "normal" some say but who's to say what normal is? Not me.

Hey I'm 6'4" a 'tad' taller than the average USA male.  That's not normal but does that make me weird? I think not.

I try to view life as a great gift.  Sure I've had setbacks and defeats and those haven't stopped me from trying again. Is that weird?

Eleanor Roosevelt said "Do something each day that scares you" - That's the weird I'm talking about.

Even Alfred E. Neuman kept things weird with his famous quip "What me worry?"

Let's give up "normal" for weird and enjoy what happens

Monday, January 6, 2014

Fear is a Liar

Behind every fear is a person you want to be.
Fear is self-imposed, meaning it doesn't exist. You and I create it. We can destroy it too.
When we face our  fears we become the person YOU want to be.

Make It So

Captain Picard is known for saying "Make it so"

Good choice of an ACTION word to create what I/We want.  Hoping to change some thing in your life: "Make it so"  Need a new job: "Make it so".  Healthier relationships: "Make it so"

Saying what we want can affect how things  happen.  I choose to make it so to create an affirming message for us all

Thursday, January 2, 2014

About Those Change Changes

When a New Year rolls around we often feel regret for the past or great hope for the future…or both!

 But what hope do we have of really having a “new year” if we are the same people?

Let's work on being our own change together